WFP Innovation Accelerator Programme: A Chance to Win up to USD 100,000

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WFP Innovation Accelerator Programme: A Chance to Win up to USD 100,000

January 31, 2021

Apply to the WFP Innovation Accelerator to receive up to US $100,000 in equity-free funding, mentorship from industry experts and access to the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.

The WFP Innovation Accelerator sources, supports and scales high-potential solutions to end hunger worldwide. They provide WFP staff, entrepreneurs, start-ups, companies and non-governmental organisations with access to funding, mentorship, hands-on support and WFP operations.
  • Funding: Apply to receive up to $100,000 in equity-free funding, with further funding dependent upon progress and measurable achievement of key targets.
  • Access to WFP Operations: Successful teams will work with WFP units on the ground to further develop and refine their solutions.
  • Hands-On Support: You’ll have the chance to work with technical and industry mentors who will provide guidance and accelerate your progress.
  • Networking: Teams will be able to tap into and leverage strong network of public, private, and government partners to accelerate implementation.
How It Works
  • Apply for an Innovation Bootcamp;
  • Take the stage at an exclusive pitch event;
  • Sprint from idea to impact;
  • Zero in on what works, pre-scale;
  • Scale-up for global impact;
  • Graduate within and beyond WFP.
Eligibility Criteria
  • If you are a start-up:
    • Your start-up must be incorporated at the time of application. It can be for profit or not-for-profit.
    • Your innovation must at least be at the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage. Proof-of-concept and initial traction is preferred.
    • Your solution should be financially viable.
    • Your proposal must show how working with WFP will serve your long-term strategy.
  • If you are a WFP employee:
    • Your team must have evidence of Country Office support and management buy-in.
    • You are encouraged to apply, regardless of your contract type or function.
    • They accept project applications from WFP employees who are collaborating with NGOs, government or private sectors.
For more information, visit WFP.